TFT LCD manufacturer sites second China plant


AU Optronics Corp . (AUO) has selected Xiamen in Southern China as the site of its second Chinese manufacturing plant. The move, says the company, is in-line with its “on-going belief in treating its customers as partners in business.” An initial capital investment of $50 million has been earmarked for a new module plant (the final manufacturing stage for TFT-LCD panels) and sales facility.

The company indicated that investment in its Taichung Taiwan manufacturing site in recent years is demanding more LCD module capacity support. A major factor prompting the company to establish the second China location is that production can be delivered more quickly to its customers. In recent years, Southern China has become a hub for information technology and consumer electronics manufacturers. Establishing the final stage TFT LCD production process in the same location helps ensure on-time delivery of products and services.


AUO has two additional facilities in Taiwan. Its other China location is in Suzhou. AUO is reportedly the third largest manufacturer of large-size thin-film transistor liquid crystal displays in the world.

—Jeanine Katzel, senior editor, Control Engineering,

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